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Police Report on Crane Collapse

03/30/10
Initial reports are during the operation, one of the cranes that was in the path of high winds and heavy rain that could not be stabilized, crashed into another that created a domino effect and the last crane in line where some persons were conducting maintenance, crashed to the ground.

Freeport, Grand Bahama An Earlier Report On Monday 29th March 2010 at 11:37am the Police received reports that an accident had occurred at the Freeport Container Report where a number of persons were injured, thus, the Police along with the Police Fire Services and the Emergency Medical Service Teams from Read More

Kay Lim Construction Ordered to Stop Work After Crane Accident

03/17/10
Tower Crane Dismantling Turn Fatal Singapore 2010

Singapore The Ministry of Manpower (MOM) has ordered Kay Lim Construction to stop work at the site where a crane accident killed one worker and injured three others on Wednesday evening. The ministry’s Occupational Safety and Health Division responded immediately to the crane incident at the construction worksite in Punggol Read More

Tower Crane Breaks up in Shenzhen, Death toll up to 6

12/30/09

South China Death toll of the tower crane breaking accident in a building in process in Shenzhen has gone up to six. The manufacturer side said the main reason of this accident is the malpractice by none-specialized person. On the afternoon of December 28, a tower crane breaking accident occurred at a Read More

Southampton Docks Resume Work Amid Collapse Probe

07/15/09

Worcester, Massachusetts Original Story Watch Video Two broken legs, a broken pelvis, crushed ribs and a perforated lung – that is the horrific catalogue of injuries suffered by the Southampton dock worker crushed when the crane he was operating collapsed. Jay Squibb was last night recovering in hospital from another day of Read More

10 Years Ago Today: Big Blue Crane Collapse

07/14/09
Big Blue Crane Collapse 1999

The Original Today marks a somber anniversary in Milwaukee history. 10 years ago today, the “Big Blue” crane collapse killed three workers at Miller Park. “There’s a major accident at the stadium here,” said a man making the 911 call at the construction site of Miller Park on the day Read More

Report: Operator Untrained When Houston Crane Flipped

01/17/09
Report: Operator Untrained When Houston Crane Flipped

Houston, Texas Original Story (07/19/2008):  Four Killed in Crane Collapse The man at the helm of one of the world’s largest cranes when it flipped over backward and killed him and three other workers at a Houston refinery in July had never been in the machine’s cab before and was Read More

Worker Dies Two Weeks After Accident on the New Twin Spans Construction

01/7/09

New Orleans, Louisiana Original Story (12/23/2008) A worker who fell 30 feet into Lake Pontchartrain after an accident on the new Twin Spans under construction last month has died. Tilden Billiot, 65, a longtime Westwego resident, died late Tuesday, Robert S. Boh, president of Boh Bros. Construction Co., said Wednesday afternoon Read More

Construction Rigger In Crane Collapse Indicted On Homicide Charges

01/5/09

New York Original Story (3/15/2008):  Crane Topples in Manhattan, Killing at Least Four People Nearly 10 months after a tower crane collapsed while it was being raised in Turtle Bay, prosecutors on Monday filed charges against William Rapetti and his company. Both face seven counts of manslaughter, criminally negligent homicide Read More

Man Trapped Under Crane Recovers in Hospital

10/27/08
Man Trapped Under Crane Recovers in Hospital

Australia  Original Story:  10.25.08 A Shell Cove man who was pinned inside his crane for almost four hours on Friday continues to recover in hospital. Zoran Matich, 44, is counting himself a lucky man after his 150-tonne crane tipped while attempting to shift a series of 42-tonne wind farm turbines Read More

Update on Tower Crane Accident

10/23/08
Update on Tower Crane Accident

China  Original Story 10.10.08 We now know a little more on what happened with the tower crane collapse in China that killed five children in Zibo City, Shandong Province, China, after a tower crane collapsed on a kindergarten.  Two other children were injured along with the crane operator, although local Read More

City Suspends Rigger’s License After Fatal Fall From Crane

09/5/08

New York Original Story  09/04/12 City officials late Friday suspended the license of the master rigger who was overseeing the dismantling of a tower crane on West 42nd Street on Thursday when a man working to lower it plunged 40 stories to his death. An investigation found that the master Read More

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